Academic Timetable and Attendance

During University-based teaching blocks you are required to be present at the University for scheduled sessions from Monday to Thursday with a dedicated study day/locality pack on a Friday. The timetable is arranged so that teaching begins on a Monday morning at 10.00. The morning session runs from 10.00am – 1.00pm, and the afternoon from 2.00 – 5.00pm. Sessions on all other days of the week run from 9.15am – 12.15pm and from 1.15pm – 4.15pm, allowing time for additional meetings if necessary or to complete electronic feedback.

The only exception to this rule is when your university-based teaching block does not start on a Monday. In such cases, your morning session runs from 10.00am – 1.00pm, and the afternoon from 2.00 – 5.00pm.

Following the teaching blocks you will be required to either attend the University or complete locality packs from home. Any unallocated sessions in locality-based time will be for additional private study, personal development or for work on assessments/assignments.

Please note that trainees are expected to be working normal working hours on locality days and weeks and should not be using this time for alternative activities unless they have sought permission for this to happen. You are expected to attend all academic sessions and attendance will be monitored through a register and raised at your appraisal if more than three sessions are missed during an academic term. Permission for leave from teaching should be requested in advance from the Academic Director, and would need to be justified by very exceptional circumstances or life events. This request should also outline how you intend to catch-up with the teaching missed.